Yobi Microhousing

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: William P. Wright
Photo Credit: William P. Wright
Photo Credit: William P. Wright
Photo Credit: William P. Wright
Community-oriented low energy living that layers public and private space

Yobi Microhousing is a 13,689-sf structure four-story, wood-frame building with 40 sleeping units built over a partially-below-grade basement. The ground floor of the features a generous commons with a lounge, community kitchen, laundry area and media room.

Wood framing helped affordably support a number of sustainability features. The building is certified Built Green 4 Star, which means that it has met high-performance criteria over a broad range of categories, including energy use.

Architect: Neiman Taber Architects
Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineers
Contractor:  Metropolitan Company
Photos:  William Wright Photography
Location:  Seattle, WA
 

 

Orchards at Orenco

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: CBPhotograpy
Photo Credit: CBPhotograpy
Photo Credit: CBPhotograpy
Photo Credit: CBPhotograpy
Photo Credit: Ankrom Moisan Architects
A "deep green" 57-unit passive house development in Oregon

This collaborative effort is a milestone for passive house design in North America. A 57-unit “deep green” affordable housing project, Orchards at Orenco, Phase I is the largest passive house project on this continent.

Wood played a major role in helping designers achieve their energy efficiency goals for this three-story, 58,000-square foot, Passive House project. Modified balloon-frame construction allowed them to cost-effectively build super-insulated walls. Plywood sheathing joints were taped to create a tight air barrier, allowing the project to achieve unrivaled whole-building air-tightness. 

Owner: Orchards at Orenco
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc.
Engineer: Stonewood Structural Engineers, Inc. 
Location:  Hillsboro, Oregon

 

The Hudson

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography
Sustainable mixed use office building uses wood to advance live/work/play philosophy

As the first newly constructed office building in recent memory in downtown Vancouver, Washington, the Hudson serves as bridge between the community’s rich history and promising future. 

Project Architect:

Mackenzie Architects

Client

Killian Pacific

Location

Vancouver, Washington

Size

45,000 SF

Completed:

2016

 

WREN

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Korczyk
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Korczyk
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Korczyk
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Korczyk
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Korczyk
Multifamily density with tenant-winning styling

The prospect of double-podium projects like WREN spreading throughout southern California excites Cobo and Zapata. “New code language allowing multiple podium levels with Type III wood construction allows us to maximize the density and speed of wood construction,” observes Cobo. For developers, that represents “bonus density” within Type III construction. 

Owner/Developer:

Mack Urban in partnership with AECOM Capital and Capri Capital

Project Architect:

Togawa Smith Martin

Structural:

Englekirk

MEP:

Donald F. Dickerson Associates

Civil Engineer:

KPFF

General Contractor:

Tishman/Morley Builders

Completed:

June 2016

 

MOTO

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Gensler, Michelle Meunier, Ryan Gobuty
Photo Credit: Gensler, Michelle Meunier, Ryan Gobuty
Photo Credit: Gensler, Michelle Meunier, Ryan Gobuty
Photo Credit: Gensler, Michelle Meunier, Ryan Gobuty
Photo Credit: Gensler, Michelle Meunier, Ryan Gobuty
Mixed-use boutique apartment was built with wood to aid in speed of construction and aesthetic appeal

Making its debut in late 2015, the 64-unit MOTO offers a unique wood design that was recognized by WoodWorks as a 2017 Wood Design Award winner. 

Project Architect:

Gensler

Client/Developer:

Elevation Development Group

Structural Engineer:

Monroe & Newell Engineers

Contractor:

PCL Construction

Timber Supplier

Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company

Completed:

2015

 

Carbon12

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Baumberger Studio
Photo Credit: Baumberger Studio
Photo Credit: PATH Architecture
Photo Credit: PATH Architecture
Tallest US timber and CLT building is underway in Portland Oregon

Carbon12 an eight-story, timber-framed residential project highlights cutting-edge engineered wood products, the next big revolution in the US construction industry.

Architect: PATH Architecture
Construction: Kaiser Group Inc.
   

 

ARENA DISTRICT APARTMENTS

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Lincoln Barbour for Mahlum
Photo Credit: Lincoln Barbour for Mahlum
Photo Credit: Lincoln Barbour for Mahlum
Photo Credit: Lincoln Barbour for Mahlum
Innovative wood design facilitates beautiful cost-effective student housing with exceptional environmental performance

With five stories of wood-frame construction over a concrete podium, the Arena District Apartments student housing project in Eugene, Oregon provides a home for 244 University of Oregon students.

Using wood helped the design team, Mahlum Architects, create a modern design aesthetic and achieve exceptional environmental performance while maintaining an aggressive budget of $128 per square foot.
 

Project Architect: Mahlum Architects Inc.
Owner: Inland American Communities
Awards: LEED for Homes, Gold in the multifamily – Mid Rise Category
Completed: 2016

 

 

 

 

38 DAVIS

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Photo Credit: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Photo Credit: Casey Braunger
Photo Credit: Casey Braunger
Photo Credit: Casey Braunger
6-Storey Portland Oregon Office/Residential Space features exposed timber and Glulam

Ankrom Moisan Architects designed 38 Davis in a quest to establish a new founding office that would directly reflect its sustainable values, creative culture and urban identity, and which would inspire, support and nurture the creativity of occupants living and working in the building. 
 

Project Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Structural Engineer: DCI Engineers
General Contractor: Andersen Construction
Civil Engineer:  Humber Design Group
Developer: Gerding Edlen
Completed: 2016

 

 

Brooklyn Riverside

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Pollack Shores, Matrix Residential
Photo Credit: Pollack Shores, Matrix Residential
Photo Credit: Pollack Shores, Matrix Residential
Photo Credit: Pollack Shores, Matrix Residential
Photo Credit: Pollack Shores, Matrix Residential
WOOD: MULTIFAMILY DEVELOPMENT HOME RUN

The SoBe-esque 310-unit Brooklyn Riverside apartment community has not only helped revive a flagging neighborhood, but ably demonstrates the remarkable benefits of wood in multifamily development.

Project Architect Dwell Design Studio
Engineer M2 Structural Engineering
General Contractor Cambridge Swinerton Builders
Location 100 Magnolia Street, Jacksonville, Florida
Completed 2015
Source reThink Wood

 

SOLAIRE WHEATON

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: John Cole
Photo Credit: John Cole
Photo Credit: John Cole
Photo Credit: John Cole
Photo Credit: John Cole
Wood: Safe, Smart, And Sustainable

Solaire Wheaton is a 361,000 sq ft Type IIIA five-story wood-frame construction structure over a cast-in-place concrete podium with two levels of sub-grade parking. This Class A luxury apartment community in Wheaton, MD serves as the centerpiece to an ambitious new eight-acre transit-oriented urban environment minutes from Washington, DC.

Project Architect The Preston Partnership
Structural Engineer Cates Structural Engineers Ltd
Contractor Clark Builders Group
Location Wheaton, MD
Completed 2014
Source reThink Wood

 

CRESCENT TERMINUS

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Richard Lubrant
Photo Credit: Richard Lubrant
Photo Credit: Richard Lubrant
Flagship project in the heart of Atlanta connects developer with goals

Surrounded by high-rise buildings in the upscale Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Crescent Terminus is a new three-building, luxury apartment complex offering resort-style amenities,including a salt-water pool, rooftop terraces with dramatic skyline views, a gourmet coffee bar and more. Featuring five stories of wood over a concrete podium, the project fills the last three parcels of land in the Terminus complex, completing this unique urban development. And while the prime piece of real estate carried a corresponding price tag, the developer was able to move ahead with the project thanks in large part to the choice of an affordable, high-quality wood-frame structure.

Project Architect:Lord Aeck Sargent
Structural Engineer:SCA Consulting Engineers
General Contractor:DPR Hardin Construction
Framing Contractor:Great American Framing, Inc.
Developer:Crescent Communities, LLC
Owner:An affiliate of Boston-based Berkshire Group.
Completed:November 2014
Source:WoodWorks

 

Student Housing Saves with Wood (U of W - Mercer Court/Elm Hall)

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
Photo Credit: Benjamin Benschneider
Photo Credit: WG Clark Construction; Mahlum Architects
University of Washington used wood framing to meet ambitious design goals

In 2012, the University of Washington (UW) completed a $109 million, five-building construction project, adding nearly 1,700 student housing beds. Known as West Campus Student Housing – Phase I, the 668,800-square-foot project was the first of four phases planned by UW to add much-needed student housing to its Seattle campus, which has an enrollment of more than 42,000 students.

projectuniversity of washington, west campus student housing
architectmahlum architects
structural engineercoughlin porter lundeen
contractorswalsh construction & wg clark construction
completed july 2011 & 2012
sourcewoodworks
  

 

Stella Apartments

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Lawrence Anderson/Esto
Photo Credit: Lawrence Anderson/Esto
Photo Credit: GLJ Partners
Photo Credit: GLJ Partners
Stella proves that increased density can still look good

Stella consists of two nested wood-framed L-shaped structures, oriented for maximum access to light and views. The two buildings are set on top of a concrete podium housing 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 578 parking stalls.

locationmarina del rey, CA
ownermerlone geier partners
developer/general contractorglj partners
architectdesignarc 
structural engineertaylor & syfan consulting engineers
sourcewoodworks

 

Mid-Rise Senior, Student and Affordable Housing

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, David Baker Architects, photo Bruce Damonte
Photo Credit: Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, David Baker Architects, photo Bruce Damonte
Photo Credit: Applewood Pointe of Langton Lake, JSSH Architects, Inc.
Wood Brings the Savings Home

Budget is often a consideration for mid-rise housing. A growing number of institutions, developers and architects are choosing wood-frame construction, which provides notable cost savings as well as other advantages, including speed of construction, safety, durability, aesthetics and environmental performance. Case study featuring Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, Flats on Main and Flats on Osage, Applewood Pointe of Langton Lake and Spartan Village, Phase I – Student Housing.

sourcewoodworks

 

Bullitt Center

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Photo Credit: John Stamets
Wood Shines in Sustainable ‘Show & Tell’
Described as the greenest commercial building in the world, the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington pushes the envelope in urban sustainability. The six-story, 52,000-square-foot structure is designed to meet stringent requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
 
projectbullitt center
locationseattle, washington
architectthe miller hull partnership
project ownerbullitt foundation
completed2013
sourceWoodWorks

 

Emory Point

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Cooper Carry
Photo Credit: Cooper Carry
Mixed-use Urban Infill

Emory Point is a vibrant, mixed-use urban infill development located in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. The complex provides retail and residential living options to employees working at the adjacent global headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Emory Healthcare, Emory University and a number of other schools. From the outside, Emory Point may look like a straightforward project, but a number of factors help it stand out. Wood facilitated quick installation, which allowed leases to be signed more quickly. And the environmental benefits of the wood structure, already recognized with EarthCraft certification, further emphasize the overall ecological benefits of this mixed-use development. Among them is Emory Point’s contribution to a new ‘pedestrian community.’

projectemory point 
locationatlanta, georgia
architectcooper carry, the preston partnership
structural engineer
Ellinwood + Machado LLC Pruitt Eberly Stone, Inc.
contractorFortune-Johnson Contracting
completedfall 2012
sourcewoodworks

 

Marselle Condominiums

Mid-Rise/Multi-Story
Photo Credit: Matt Todd Photography, courtesy WoodWorks
Photo Credit: Matt Todd Photography, courtesy WoodWorks
Photo Credit: Matt Todd Photography, courtesy WoodWorks
Maximizing View and Value with Wood

Wood-frame podium construction is nothing new, particularly for Seattle, Washington. But when developers built the Marselle Condominiums, they did something new by literally taking wood to the next level. By designing the 160,000-ft2 (14,864-m2) complex to meet Type IIIA construction requirements, they were able to build five and one-half floors of wood over a two-story concrete podium deck. Wood's environmental attributes helped the building meet the Master Builders Association Built Green program, but the developer said cost was the primary motivator for choosing a wood-frame structure. He estimated that a concrete building would have cost about 30 per cent more and a steel building would have taken much longer to construct.

PROJECTMarselle Condominiums
LOCATIONSeattle, WA
ARCHITECTPB Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERYu & Trochalakis, PLLC
GENERAL CONTRACTORNorcon, NW, Inc.
COMPLETED2009
sourcewoodworks